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Fáilte Ireland partners with Iarnród Éireann for The Winter in Dublin Express
Festive train experience to encourage the nation to visit Dublin this winter
 Tues 22nd November 2022

Fáilte Ireland has announced the launch of a special partnership with Iarnród Éireann, to host six specially charted train carriages to celebrate the launch of Winter in Dublin this year. The Winter in Dublin Express will run across selected services from today until Friday 10th December.

Winter in Dublin, led by Fáilte Ireland in association with the Dublin tourism industry, encourages the nation to visit Dublin this winter and make memories with family and friends by experiencing the magic and excitement of all there is to see and do. With an exciting programme of events and immersive experiences, Winter in Dublin highlights great things to do and places to go in the city, with some extra special once-off events popping up from November until January.

To celebrate the launch of the Winter in Dublin Express, upon arrival in Heuston Station, passengers were surprised with an impromptu performance of some of the nation’s favourite Christmas songs, by the cast of the Olympia Panto ‘Olly, Polly and the Beanstalk’, opening on 21st December in the Olympia Theatre, starring James Patrice, Maclean Burke, Ryan Andrews and Erin McGregor.

On six selected services, one unique carriage will be transformed into a ‘Winter Wonderland’ and passengers will be treated to an exciting, festive VIP trip to Dublin. Passengers will enjoy live entertainment on board, festive treats from local suppliers and experience the wonder of Christmas with a specially decorated carriage inspired by the magic of Dublin in Winter. Passengers on board the six special services have been selected as lucky prize winners from various Winter in Dublin promotions.

Speaking at the launch, Emma Woods, Head of Marketing Communications at Fáilte Ireland said: “We are thrilled to be here at Heuston Station today to celebrate the launch of the Winter in Dublin Express. This partnership with Iarnród Éireann showcases, not only a great and sustainable way to travel to Dublin at any time this winter, but also the variety of events and the magic that will be alive this Winter in Dublin. This year’s Winter in Dublin programme of events will run from November right through to January 2023 – a full list of events can be found at”

Also speaking at the launch, Jane Cregan, Communications Manager at Iarnród Éireann said: “We are pleased to partner with Fáilte Ireland, to help encourage the nation to consider a more sustainable option of travelling by train when visiting Dublin this winter. By taking the train, you’re reducing your travel time, whilst increasing your leisure time. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of travelling by rail this winter.”

For more details on the full programme of events taking place throughout Winter in Dublin, check out or @VisitDublin on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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